Hello! Do you have an idea what Ronnie Dio meant by the words "fade away"? He used them in his song The Sign Of The Southern Cross (1981) and in a live performance of Heaven And Hell (1984 in the "Spectrum"). The Sign Of The Southern Cross 0:59 Fade away, fade away! Vanish into small! Fade away, fade away! Break the crystal ball! Heaven And Hell 10:02 Fade away! 10:54 We'll fade away!